The Peach Jam didn't go the way Josh Selby would have liked for it to have gone for his Team Melo squad, but the 6-foot-1, 180-pound guard from Hyattsville (Md.) DeMatha High School already made his mark on the summer circuit with his inspired play at the Nike Hoop Jamboree and NBA Players Camp.
Over a two week period in June Selby might have been the toughest prospect to defend in the country. Wired to score, he hit tough shot after tough shot as one of the top scorers in both camps.
Wide open in his recruitment, Selby now has two official offers from Tennessee and Louisville along with heavy interest from schools across the country.
"I'm still wide open and don't really have a school list," said Selby. "The schools recruiting me the hardest, though, are Florida, Tennessee, Louisville, Oklahoma, Memphis, Texas, Virginia Tech and Wake Forest. There's no leader out of that group. They're all equal to me."
Selby does have an idea of the type of program he wants to play for.
"I'm looking for a second home," he said. "I want to feel comfortable and be able to trust in the coaches to develop me as a person and a player. I want to play for a coach who can develop me to where I can get to The League. I also want to mature and go where I can develop academically incase I don't make it to The League."
Even though Selby hasn't yet formulated a school list, he does want to end the process before he hits the travel circuit again next spring.
"I've been discussing things with my mom, and I'd like to have a decision after the high school season during my junior year," said Selby.
Selby is the No. 5 ranked prospect in the class of 2010.
Josh Selby scouting report:
A combo guard, Selby is a dynamic playmaker who specializes in knocking down tough shots. At times he can get out of control and force shots, but there is no denying his ability to create something out of nothing. Although he has a scorers mentality, Selby also has the ability to creative scoring opportunities for teammates and is a strong on the ball defender.